GUWAHATI: At least four blasts rocked Indian state of Manipur on Tuesday as the country’s 66th independence day is being observed, reports say, police said, adding that 4 injured.
Separatist violence has for years dogged remote Manipur, where dozens of militant and tribal groups wage an insurgency against rule from New Delhi. “There have been four roadside blasts of moderate to low intensity, three in and around (the state capital) Imphal and one in Thoubal district,” A. Singh, a police official in the Imphal control room, told AFP.
Four persons, identified as Y Manao Singh (52), Sanabanta Das (22), Akoijam Ongbi Sanajaobi Devi (55) and Ningombam Manisam Devi (65) were injured and taken to a nearby district hospital.
“The blasts took place over two hours this morning, there were no casualties.”